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Req ID:  87294
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Mar 8, 2023

Paris, 75, FR, 75017

R&D Project Manager Discovery & Innovation Skin Sun & Hybrids






Reporting to the R&D Director D&I Skin, Sun & Hybrids Care, based in Paris




We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


Coty Prestige is all about celebrating luxury fragrances, high-end skincare, and color cosmetics products. Since 1904, when François Coty founded the company, Coty has cultivated a unique savoir-faire and a drive for excellence.

We have a unique portfolio of brands that are as prestigious as they are relevant today, powered by the global creative elite. Our role is to fulfill our consumers’ aspirations with sophistication, creativity, and uncompromising quality.

Our portfolio includes illustrious brands such as Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Davidoff, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Kylie Skin, SKKN by Kim, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Tiffany & Co, as well as skincare brands Lancaster, Orveda and Philosophy.




Innopreneur and Beauty addict, the future Project manager will contribute to the success of the Skin, Sun & Hybrids categories and inspire to fuel our Innovation pipeline. We are looking for a fearlessly kind team player, ready to undefine Beauty, pulse inspiration, unearth game changing technical insights and co-design desirable, sustainable and winning innovations.


Uncovering technical insights:

> Actively involved in the identification of Technical insights and Innovation platforms by deep diving into market and product intelligence analysis (competition screening, INCI research…) in close collaboration with Consumer Market Insights (CMI), Consumer & Sensory Science teams (CSS) and Incubator & Open Innovation teams (IOI).

> Participation in International fairs with IOI team and organization of debriefs to internal stakeholders such as R&D, Marketing teams at the occasion of regular catch ups and R&D Innovation days

> Conducting and cascading Weekly hot Technical Insights reviews to R&D

> Implementing a physical and digital competition and external partners product solutions library


360 Activation & fuelling our Brands Innovation plans:

> Future innovation platforms curation and technical conceptualization (new technologies discovery, neo formulations, new formats, reinvented gestures, narrative intelligence…) of product solutions in light of the consumer aspirations, brands equity, market evolution and with relevant business rationale


Upstream Internal & External co-creation:

> The Project manager will be the SPOC of several of our brands and is responsible for developing strong relationships with Marketing, Global R&D partners, Procurement and TPM

> Feeding the Inspiration phase and co-designing with Marketing, R&D Product Development future concepts and product offers


Innovation scouting on external partners:

> Identifying key partners worldwide proposing new product solutions in line with the business priorities and in collaboration with the Discovery & Innovation team, Global R&D partners and Procurement

> Ensuring the best transition and activation of Innovations via a specific handover process dedicated to R&D Product Development teams



> Master’s Degree in Chemistry
> 3-4 years experience in R&D Prospective Innovation or Development with experience acquired preferably in the Skincare category
> Highly creative profile, “Innopreneurial” spirit
> Flexibility, resilience, team spirit, strong ownership, high accountability, solution-driven
> Strong organizational approach & analytical skills
> Good knowledge of TPM environment



Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Country/Region:  FR
City:  Paris